Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set

Created by NSKN Games

Snowdonia - a lovingly crafted game of strategy, history, and trains - now in an updated and upgraded form of a Deluxe Master Set.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Reporting live from China
11 days ago – Tue, Jan 08, 2019 at 09:20:30 PM

Ladies & Gentlemen,

After the winter holidays (sorry for the silence) we kept busy and now I am in Shanghai, China, visiting the factory which is manufacturing Snowdonia, trying to negotiate the schedule, and check quality of components once again.

So, in short, this is what's going on...

1. Wooden componets

The gazillion wooden parts are in production. This was supposed to be ready at the end of the year, but since we increased our order after seeing the results from the pledge manager, we had to ask them to make more. On top of our added pieces, we asked them to double check the numbers of wooden pieces in each sets, to avoid issues. Miscounting wooden pieces is more common than anyone wishes and it leads to frustration. We hope that with the added layer of quality control, we can reduce the numbers of miscounts to under 1.5%.

Wooden components are expected to be ready right after the Chinese New Year.

2. The Chinese New Year

Speaking of the devil... these massive holidays are bringing China to a halt, so production will resume around 20-Feb (yes, it's a whole month). 

3. Printed materials

The mass printing will begin right after the Chinese New Year (by then all samples will get approved) and will finish in about 3 weeks.

4. Assembly

This is the tricky part. Because there are so many components to put in the box (350+ wooden pieces, 13 decks of cards, etc) the assembly process wil take (a lot) longer than usual, we're looking at 30 days for this process alone.

With all of these in mind, we estimate about 30 to 60 days of delays for final delivery. We want to allow our factory to do a good job and we won't rush them unnecessarily. 

This also gives us the time to get all cards triple checked (Tony himself is involved in the process).

With our apologies, please keep in mind that we're doing our best to get the best possible components in this box.

The next update will come towards the end of February, when we will get news from the factory.

Have a great beginning of the year,

Andrei

Last reminder: BackerKit closing tomorrow
about 2 months ago – Wed, Dec 05, 2018 at 01:53:07 AM

Ladies & Gentlemen,

We want to remind you one last time that BackerKit lock-down is happening tomorrow, so in about 24 hours after posting this update. This means that no more changes to your orders will be possible and there will be no exceptions.

Also, we will charge cards (for add-ons and shipping) the day after tomorrow.

What you should do before that:

  • nothing, if you have already chosen your add-ons and filled in your pledge manager :)
  • check you pledge manager, if you're not sure that you've got all you wanted (link below)

https://snowdonia.backerkit.com/

A short FAQ:

  • If you do not remember the status of your pledge manager, simply follow the link above, log in and you will have access to all your details
  • if your card details have changed, you can still update it
  • if you believe that your address may change, you can always update it now, but you will also be able to do this later, as we're NOT locking addresses
  • in the time left until the lock down, you can still access all the options of the pledge manager, including changing pledge levels, selecting add-ons, etc.

Please be aware that we will not be able to make any exceptions, as we're updating our numbers with the factory and any extra copies made are going to be reserved for replacements.

At the end of next week we will get back to you with a thorough update about production status.

Have a great week,

Andrei

Yellow Alert! Backer Kit closing in 9, 8, 7...
about 2 months ago – Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 04:50:09 PM

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Ladies and Gentlemen!

We're sorry for being repetitive, but we need to make sure that you - our backers - know exactly of the closing time of the Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set Backer Kit.

On December 6th (16:00 CET, 10:00 EST, 7:00 PST) we will lock down all orders. Please make absolutely sure that you've made all the necessary changes to your pledge by then. After we close the pledge manager, you will not be able to make any changes.

Seriously, no changes. We mean it. Here is a direct link to our Backer Kit.

Shipping and any other outstanding dues will be charged on December 7th at 16:00 CET (10:00 EST, 7:00 PST).

We will send another of these reminders, so - to those of you who are already done with your pledge manager - we're sorry, and we ask your indulgence in the matter. It is crucial that everybody knows we will be closing the pledge manager soon. So, if you still have things to do in your pledge manager, you can click here and be done with it today!

Thank you and have a great day!

Błażej

Pledge manager closes Dec 6; cards charge Dec 7
2 months ago – Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 08:32:10 PM

Ladies & Gentlemen,

As we are getting closer to finishing all files for Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set, we have set the following deadlines related to the pledge manager:

1. Locking down orders

On Dec 6th (16:00 CET, 10:00 EST, 7:00 PST) we will lock down all orders, therefore we must ask you to check you pledge and make all necessary changes until then. Until then you are still able to change your pledge level, choose add-ons, etc

Addresses will NOT be locked down, so you will be able to still change your address until about 60 days before final delivery.

Please note that once we lock pledges we will no longer to allow any changes to items ordered. As we have to update our order with the factory, we will not be able to make any exceptions to this rule.

2. Charging cards

Since shipping is charged in the pledge manager, and add-ons were also available, we need to let you know that we will charge cards exactly one day after orders are locked, so on Dec 7th at 16:00 CET (10:00 EST, 7:00 PST).

Status of production

Since mid-October, all wooden components of Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set are in mass production. This is a very long process, which we expect to be finished in March. While there are no technical issues, due to the shear amount of custom pieces, it simply takes such a long amount of time. As of today we have no delays, but the factory has warned us that Chinese New Year may introduce a few days of delay, if we increase our order (which now looks like a very likely possibility).

Have a great weekend,

Andrei

Painted wood samples
3 months ago – Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 07:26:02 PM

Ladies & Gentlemen,

Reporting live from Shanghai, China, we are happy to let you know that we have just checked the wooden elements with the full assortment of paint and they look good.

Because this is more of a show-what-is-going-on kind of update, rather than talking about it, let's have a look at the pictures. Please keep in mind that we are seeing a digital sample and the final wooden elements will be made via heat transfer, thus the color will be more vivid and drawing sharper.

Surveyors at work
Surveyors at work
Workers at... work (obviously not in the pub)
Workers at... work (obviously not in the pub)
Yeti looking funny at the locomotive
Yeti looking funny at the locomotive
Tools of the trade, sort of...
Tools of the trade, sort of...
Coffins, because we all need them sooner or later.
Coffins, because we all need them sooner or later.
Various markers
Various markers
Daffodils and dynamite, because who needs dynamite when you have flowers.
Daffodils and dynamite, because who needs dynamite when you have flowers.
Wood and water, because wood needs/likes/drinks water.
Wood and water, because wood needs/likes/drinks water.
Goats and oxygen, because goats... breathe.
Goats and oxygen, because goats... breathe.
Purple player markers, followed by blue player markers.
Purple player markers, followed by blue player markers.

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Have a great weekend,

Andrei